Ruby On Rails Social Network Plugin: Community Engine

Community Engine is a free, open-source social network plugin for Ruby on Rails applications. Drop it into your new or existing application, and you’ll instantly have all the features of a basic community site.

Social Network Plugin

Features of this social network plugin:

  • Authentication (sign up, log in)
  • User profiles
  • User search
  • Blogs with tagging, categories and rich text editing
  • Photo uploading and tagging
  • “Clippings” – visual bookmarks
  • Commenting and comment notification by e-mail (Blogs, profiles, photos, and clippings can be commented)
  • Forums
  • Friendships and activity feeds
  • Favoriting of clippings and blog posts
  • And more!
  1. Reply Eleo May 25, 2008 at 8:54 AM

    As a(an amateur) Rails developer it’s definitely interesting.

    I’m curious as to why they describe it as a plugin, though, when it appears to be a full-blown application in itself.

  2. Reply Bounga August 25, 2008 at 10:43 AM

    This plugin is based on RailsEngine that in some way mirror a Rails application and can be use as a plugin.

    It’s not a traditionnal rails plugin but a Rails Engine one. That’s why it has this structure.

    You should read about Rails Engine (I thought it was deprecated …)

  3. Reply Matthew M. Kaufman July 6, 2009 at 3:21 AM

    In response to the other two visitors that commented here. I know, :), this is a great “plugin” and (e.g., as you are saying), a great literal complete application to work in when you are introducing and trying to fucking ORIENT yourself with Rails logic (it’s actually much better and cool and great to a serious extent, actually – Than I originally believed. It’s taken about 3 years to see it :)).

    But yes, I love this framework!!!!!!!!! RailsSpace, …. The Book, ——— Walking through it’s development from complete base start through to completion is a GREAT read. Perfect example of what a programming book should be, at least as a beginning/beginner introduction. It shows something to beginner programming students what they can actually do (and the power they would hold if they get actually motivated to pursue this more than anything else in their lives).

    Okay sorry for the ridicoulous post, it’s 4:18am what can you expect. That’s why I work at these hours, I go into such needless and extending detail. YAY. 🙂 I will read this tomorrow or in a few months and be pissed at myself for how dumb this comment and post (argh wtf, do you call it, all these annoying terms that don’t make sense. how about a fucking comment. tweet = more of a post. a blog post is not a POST. it’s an article or page. argh!!!!!!! 🙂 ok cya.

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  4. Reply chris February 9, 2011 at 4:35 PM

    the download url not working.
    so, i have search the right url for you:

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